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Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan Star In Revival of Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 60 years since the play's debut, from 9 January to 14 April 2018 with an Opening Night on Thursday 18 January 2018. Tickets go on sale today at midday, with priority booking from 9am. (more...)

Ben Edelman and Max Wolkowitz to Star in THE CHOSEN at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Steven Robman Back to Directing His First Love - Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2018

Already in previews at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater of the Geffen Playhouse, HUGHIE & Krapp's Last Tape (by Eugene O'Neill & Samuel Beckett, respectively), a double bill starring Brian Dennehy, will open November 14, 2018. I had the chance to chat with director Steven Robman, a frequent collaborator of Brian, as he was driving to a mid-day appointment. (more...)

Ben Edelman and Max Wolkowitz to Star in THE CHOSEN at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

'Line Of Duty' Star Vicky McClure Leads Cast of TOUCHED at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

Original Broadway Producer Bringing 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR to L.A. Before National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of HAIR - The American Tribal Love-rock Musical, Michael Butler, the Broadway producer who brought the musical to its greatest fame and popularity, announces his new production with performances April 20 to June 30 (opening night is April 29) at the newly renovated Palace Theatre at 630 South Broadway, DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles). (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Stages WAITING FOR GODOT at The Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, now celebrating its Tenth Anniversary Season as the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, will stage Samuel Beckett's tragicomedy, Waiting for Godot, at Dixon Gallery & Gardens from December 7-17. (more...)

Punk Rock Cabaret Performer Billy Hough to Star in AMADEUS at Provincetown Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Notorious punk rock/cabaret performer Billy Hough will now get back to exercising his thespian talents when he performs the lead role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Provincetown Theater's new production of "Amadeus" in Provincetown, MA, running May 24th through June 11th. (more...)

Denzil Meyers Premieres UNREEL at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

A riff on Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, UNREEL recreates a foolish young man's uncertain journey to his dark side, on the night before his college entrance exams. A comedic and poignant personal journey, demonstrating the confusing truth of philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's maxim: "Life must lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards."  UNREEL, written and performed by actor, theatre clown, and Comedy Death Star podcast host DENZIL MEYERS premiers at 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Opens June 3rd at Studio C Artists - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, LA CA 90038. Five shows. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Dee Pelletier, and George Bartenieff to Feature in IMAGINE: YEMEN AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Imagine: Yemen - An Evening of New Short Plays featuring Tony Award nominee and two-time Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (For Peter Pan on Her Seventieth Birthday, Angels in America, Wit), Dee Pelletier(August: Osage County), Drama Desk and four-time Obie Award winner George Bartenieff (Zoo Story, Krapp's Last Tape) plays one-night-only, Monday, June 25 at 7PM at The Irene Diamond Stage, The Pershing Square Signature Center (more...)

Brain Meets Brawn in SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT, Beginning Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the East Coast premiere of SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT, written by Gino DiIorio and directed by Leah S. Abrams. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Sends Premiere Production of SAM AND DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT to New York
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Produced by The Custom Made Theatre Co., Inc., of San Francisco with Executive Producers William and Ruth Isenberg, SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT begins performances on Thursday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 1 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues) in Manhattan. Press opening is Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Jessica Barden, Kate O'Flynn, Hayley Squires, Luke Thallon and Russell Tovey Join PINTER AT THE PINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Some of the country's most exciting young stars - Jessica Barden, Kate O'Flynn, Hayley Squires, Luke Thallon and Russell Tovey have joined the highly-anticipated Harold Pinter season Pinter at the Pinter, together with the legendary Sir Antony Sher and Penelope Wilton. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN THE THEATER 2017 Comes to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Enjoy an indoor Shakespeare festival with air conditioning!  (more...)

State Theatre's Staging of MACBETH Set to Startle Audiences in Our Contemporary Urban World
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

State Theatre Company's recently appointed ensemble will bring the Scottish play to audiences in our contemporary urban world in a filmic staging on a set designed by South Australian set designer Victoria Lamb. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Q&A- The Hit
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2018

BWW speaks to Russell Dean about bringing The Hit to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Mia To Open Immersive Exhibition Designed By Robert Wilson, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is collaborating with celebrated theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson to organize a first-of-its-kind exhibition highlighting the drama, rituals, and opulence of the Qing Empire, the last imperial dynasty of China. The exhibition will present objects from Mia's renowned collection of Chinese art, including rare court costumes, jades, lacquers, bronzes, gold ornaments, paintings, and sculpture, displayed in an immersive, experiential environment conceived of by Wilson. 'Power and Beauty in China's Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson, presented by Sit Investment Associates, is curated by Liu Yang, Mia's Curator of Chinese Art, and will be on view February 4 through May 27, 2018. (more...)

BWW Preview: Connecticut Theater - January's Top Hits
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 3, 2017

What's Coming Up in Connecticut Theater? January's TOP PICKS by @LaurenYarger (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Review: BECKETT5 Shares the Playwright's Bleak Absurdist Style in Five Short Plays
by Shari Barrett - Jan 26, 2017

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is widely recognized as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, and is best known for his play Waiting for Godot which launched his career in theater. He then went on to write numerous successful full-length plays including Endgame in 1957, Krapp's Last Tape in 1958 and Happy Days in 1960, as well as several short, one-act plays. While his plays may not be for everyone, Beckett's works capture the pathos and ironies of modern life, yet still maintain his faith in man's capacity for compassion and survival no matter how absurd his environment may have become. (more...)

Photo Flash: KOAN Unit rings in 2017 with Quintet of Short Beckett Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

The KOAN Unitkicks off the new year with Beckett5, a quintet of darkly humorous, seldom-seen short plays by Samuel Beckett opening January 21 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For LIMEHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for playwright Steve Waters' searing new drama Limehouse. The play imagines what happened when the 'Gang of Four' met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

BabsonARTS Announces Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BabsonARTS announces its roster of programming for the winter and spring of 2017, including a world premiere play, a number of esteemed guest artists, and a range of visual and performing arts events.  All events take place on the campus of Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA, and are open to the public. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Attend the Revival of Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 60 years since the play's debut, from 9 January to 14 April 2018 with an Opening Night on Thursday 18 January 2018. Book tickets here! (more...)

Photo Flash: Long Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Edelstein. The play runs from January 5 through February 5, 2017 on Stage II. Tickets start at $29. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Richard Twyman's Inaugural Season As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Richard Twyman today announces his inaugural season as Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre which includes a series of first-time collaborations with theatres, theatre companies and artists.  (more...)

Theatre Smith-Gilmour Presents A New Theatrical Adaptation Of The Victor Hugo Classic LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents the world premiere of a new theatrical adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic, LES MISERABLES. The company returns to The Theatre Centre, 38 years after performing their first show, Just Married, with their most ambitious work to date. LES MISERABLES will run from March 16 to April 1, 2018 in the Franco Boni Theatre. (more...)

Vicky McClure to Star in Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's TOUCHED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

Mia Opens Dramatic Exhibition Designed by Robert Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has collaborated with celebrated theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson to organize a first-of-its-kind exhibition highlighting the drama, rituals, and opulence of the Qing Empire, the last imperial dynasty of China. Wilson has created an immersive, experiential environment to display rare court costumes, jades, lacquers, bronzes, gold ornaments, paintings, and sculpture from Mia's renowned collection of Chinese art. Power and Beauty in China's Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson, presented by Sit Investment Associates, is curated by Liu Yang, Mia's Curator of Chinese Art. The exhibition, which opened on February 3, will run through May 27, 2018. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Tron Theatre Company Present Jack Thorne's Coming-of-Age Drama BUNNY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Tron Theatre Company is delighted to be working with Paul Brotherston to bring to the stage Jack Thorne's exhilarating coming-of-age drama Bunny, which tackles teenage sexuality, racism and gang culture, as part of our Spring season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

THE STORY GIANT Brings Four Children From Different Corners Of The World Together In Dreamtime This Easter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This Easter a magical storytelling adventure for all the family will be brought to life by the Everyman Company. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound, the Hope Street venue will present a new adaptation of The Story Giant. The production runs from Thursday 13 April to Saturday 29 April and features Richard Bremmer as the eponymous Story Giant. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Vicky McClure to Star in Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's TOUCHED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

New Dark Comedy APPENDAGE to Play Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

From February 14 to 26, Theater for the New City will present the American premiere of 'Appendage' by Irish expatriate writer Derek Murphy.  The dark comedy is staged by Mary Tierney, founder of the legendary Quaigh Lunchtime Series, in her return to the director's chair. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Brain Meets Brawn in SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the East Coast premiere of SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT, written by Gino DiIorio and directed by Leah S. Abrams. (more...)

KOAN Unit Rings in 2017 at Odyssey with Quintet of Short Plays by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The KOAN Unit kicks off the new year with Beckett5, a quintet of darkly humorous, seldom-seen short plays by Samuel Beckettopening January 21 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Richard Rauh Gifts $1 Million to University of Pittsburgh Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Some of the most memorable scenes from Richard Rauh's life take place in the theater. Rauh's latest expression of love for theater is the $1 million gift he is making to support Pitt's Studio Theatre and the University's theater productions. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents BECKETT IN BRIEF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents BECKETT IN BRIEF - Rough for Radio II • The Old Tune • Krapp's Last Tape, directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen. (more...)

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